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Hands-On Sentences

Hands-On Sentences is a card game that helps people understand parts of speech and compose complete, accurate sentences of increasing complexity. It can be useful for comparing sentence structure of different languages, whether players have English as their native or subsequent language.

"Hands-On Sentences" . . . an inexpensive and effective way for parents and teachers to get students on the track of better understanding of how sentences are put together.
-- SPELL/Binder, September-October 2000

Hands-On Sentences

  • fosters an understanding of parts of speech

  • promotes composition of complete sentences

  • fosters an understanding of sentence types and patterns

  • encourages sentence variety

  • promotes the incorporation of additional elements into an existing sentence

  • facilitates the comparison of sentence structure in different languages

  • invites the creation of a variety of games and activities using these materials


  • 4 sheets of card stock, each marked to be cut into 12 icon cards

  • 12 sentence-pattern cards (to be cut)

  • 4 sentence-type cards (to be cut)

  • sheet of card stock with part-of-speech icons labeled

  • sheet of card stock with sentence types and patterns labeled

  • rules (includes warm-up activities, 4 levels of the game, and 8 variations)

  • sheets with starter sentences for the novice version of the game

  • score sheet (may be photocopied)

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Hands-On Sentences is designed for 2 to 5 players. You might want to order enough games so that a classroom of students can play simultaneously.

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